Gu Cheng (Simplified Chinese: 顾城; Traditional Chinese: 顧城; September 24, 1956 – October 8, 1993) was a famous Chinese modern poet, essayist and novelist. He was a prominent member of the "Misty Poets", a group of Chinese modernist poets.
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- Even with these dark eyes, a gift of the dark night
I go to seek the shining light.
- "A Generation" [Yidai ren]
- The sky is grey
The road is grey
The building is grey
The rain is grey
Through this stretch of dead ash
Walked two children
One in bright red
One in light green.
- "Feeling" [Ganjue]
A bird in the gusty wind
Deftly changes direction
A youth tries to pick up
The grapevine in fantasyThe Wave in retreat
Stretches its tentacles
Arches its back.
- "Curve" [Huxian]
- Clouds that are grey
Can no longer be washed clean.
We open the umbrella
And simply paint the sky black.
- "A Walk In The Rain" [Yu xing]
Quotes about Gu Cheng
- It is probably safe to say that Gu Cheng was the most radical poet in all of China's 2,500 years of written poetry.
- Eliot Weinberger, Oranges & Peanuts for Sale (2009), p. 54